Automation Robotics Engineering Technology

Automation Robotics Engineering Technology

 

AUTOMATION ROBOTICS ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Successful completion of training in Automation Robotics Engineering Technology leads to excellent compensation in a high-demand field. Automation Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes (mind and hands) are applied to the designing, building, installing, and troubleshooting of high-tech, high-speed automated electro-mechanical machinery systems for Packaging and other manufacturing applications. Emphasized skills include problem-solving, repairing, fabricating, machining, and welding. Automated systems typically include Computers, Touch Screens, Quality Assurance, Vision Systems, Lasers, Robots, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), AC/DC/Servo/Stepper/VFD motor controls, hydraulic and pneumatic controls, Conveyors, Bar Code/SmartCard/RFID, Electrical systems, Electronic Circuits, and a wide variety of Sensors. Graduates are eligible to pursue baccalaureate programs in manufacturing and engineering technology.

Program Title:
Automation Robotics Engineering Technology

Award Type:
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Credits: Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60
Award Outcomes:
  • Diagnose root problems impacting production flow
  • Solve root problems to maintain production flow
  • Perform basic electrical, electronic, welding, machining, laser, vision system, robotic, and fluid power operations
  • Apply electrical and mechanical machine control concepts
  • Use technical documents to assemble, install, troubleshoot, and repair automated packaging systems
  • Set up production lines
  • Utilize local area network for remote system control
  • Work effectively with a wide variety of packaging materials
  • Apply communication skills to interact with people in business and industry
  • Manage time and resources
  • Accept responsibility
  • Display a professional attitude

Career Opportunities:
Automated packaging machine mechanics and technicians are in high demand; surveys indicate even a greater demand as technologies advance. Before reaching the consumer, almost every product is packaged and packed in several forms. Automation in the manufacturing industry is a high opportunity field. This is a Packaging Machinery Manufacturers Institute (PMMI) approved program.

Choose Total Associate in Applied Science Degree Credits 60 credits from the following areas:
Technical Studies Required: 45 Credits
ARET1125 Power Transmission and Mechanical Systems 4
ARET1130 Maintenance Operations 2
ARET1140 Computer Integrated Manufacturing 3
ARET1155 Automation Controls 3
ARET1160 Packaging Machinery Systems 4
ARET1165 Vision Systems for QA/SPC 3
ARET1170 Troubleshooting Packaging Machinery 3
ARET1175 Industrial Electricity and Electronics I 3
ARET1180 Industrial Electricity and Electronics II 3
ARET1190 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
ARET1200 Introduction to Robotics 2
ARET2100 Advanced Automation Controls 4
ARET2105 Fluid Power Motion Control 2
ARET2110 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers 4
ARET2150 Engineering Design and Fabrication 2
Technical Studies Electives: 0 Credits
General Education Required: 9 Credits
ENGL2121 Writing and Research 4
or
ENGL2125 Technical Writing 3
MATH2100 Concepts in Mathematics 3
or
MATH2200 College Algebra 4
PHIL2100 Critical Thinking 3
General Education Electives: 6 Credits
Hennepin Technical College’s 2000-level general education courses meet the guidelines of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).